EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – Philips v. Asus / Appeal / FRAND

Posted: May 9th, 2019

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Asustek Computers Inc., Asus Europe B.V. and Asus Holland B.V., Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 May 2019, Case No. 200.221.250/01 Philips successfully appeals an earlier judgment regarding Philips’ Standard Essential European Patent EP 1 623 511 for a ‘Communication System’ (‘EP ‘511’). A copy of the earlier judgment […]

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DK – Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court limits patent claims and finds indirect patent infringement

Posted: April 24th, 2019

The Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court has handed down an interesting judgment in a case concerning validity and infringement of two patents. The judgment is interesting for two reasons. Partly because the Maritime and Commercial High Court amended the existing patent claims, which the courts rarely do, partly because the Maritime and Commercial High […]

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NL – INNOVATIONS 4 FLOORING V. UNILIN BEHEER / Appeal

Posted: March 19th, 2019

Unilin Beheer B.V. v. Innovations 4 Flooring Holding N.V., Court of Appeal of The Hague, 5 March 2019, Case No. C/09/483599/ HA ZA 15-243 Introduction Unilin Beheer B.V. (“Unilin”) holds a patent EP 1 026 241 (“EP341”) for a ‘floor covering, consisting of hard floor panels and method for manufacturing such floor panels’. Innovations 4 […]

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IT – Saima v. Plexa, Holacheck and Securconsult

Posted: March 12th, 2019

Saima Sicurezza S.p.A. (“Saima”), a company active in the security sector, brought a patent infringement and unfair competition action before the Court of Milan against Plexa srl, Holacheck srl and Securconsult. The plaintiff is the owner of the Italian patent no. IT 1.396.496 (“IT ’496”), concerning a system for managing passenger access control in public […]

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UK – Technetix v. Teleste

Posted: February 13th, 2019

Technetix B.V. & Ors v. Teleste Limited, High Court, London, UK, 29 January 2019, Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 126 (IPEC) This case was brought by the patentee, Technetix B.V (and two licensees) claiming infringement of UK Patent No. 2,382,473 B (“UK’473”), a patent relating to cable tap units used in the distribution of signals […]

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UK – Garmin v. Philips

Posted: February 8th, 2019

Garmin (Europe) Limited v Koninklijke Philips N.V., Patents Court, London, UK, 29 January 2019, case no. [2019] EWHC 107 (Ch) This was a claim brought by Garmin for revocation of Philips’ patent EP (UK) 1,076,806 B1 relating to a portable GPS based athletic performance monitor and to the use of the device in an external […]

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NL – CDVI v. Impro cs

Posted: November 21st, 2018

Construction Diffusion Vente Internationale SA (‘CDVI’) v. Impro Technologies Europe B.V. and Alphatronics B.V., District Court The Hague, The Netherlands, 21 November 2018, Case no. ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2018:13746 CDVI holds EP 1245006 for an electronic card reader. CDVI accuses Impro c.s. to infringe claim 1 of the patent. Impro’s defence is that CDVI’s patent is invalid due […]

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UK – Supreme Court / Warner-Lambert v. Mylan & Actavis / second medical use / plausibility

Posted: November 14th, 2018

The UKSC has introduced a new test for the infringement of Swiss form second medical use claims and clarified the application of the test for plausibility of purpose-limited claims, by Tim Powell, Bethan Hopewell, Siddharth Kusumakar and Joel Coles, Powell Gilbert LLP  The United Kingdom Supreme Court (UKSC) today handed down its highly-anticipated judgment in the […]

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IT – Eli Lilly / Alimta® – decision overturned

Posted: November 1st, 2018

Court of Milan overturns first instance decision on appeal (“reclamo”) and orders a preliminary injunction based on equivalent infringement of Eli Lilly’s Alimta® patent In a decision of 15th October 2018 in urgent proceedings, the Court of Milan’s appeal panel (comprised of President and Judge rapporteur, Mr Claudio Marangoni and Judges Anna Bellesi and Alima […]

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